Laguna Grande Beach

Laguna Grande, which means Large Lagoon, is situated on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic in Semana. The beach, though beautiful, is in a section of town that is minimally populated and as such often remains uncrowded.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.8 miles east-northeast of El Juncal, Laguna Grande Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might want whether or not you are staying very close. Laguna Grande Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Dominican Republic may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach
Set along Highway 5, you need but only pull off the road and park amongst the trees to access Laguna Grande Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tan sands and blue-green waters typify Laguna Grande.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you find that you desire shores which offer a serene haven, then you should enjoy Laguna Grande Beach; it is located within a more natural area of Hispaniola.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Hispaniola; it will be near other attractions like Cabrera's Central Park, which is 14 miles to the north.

If you want more information on the history of the Dominican Republic, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Parroquia de Samana, which is 39 miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Laguna Grande Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrera's Central Park Park 14.0 N Hispaniola
Casa De Artesanaa La Santiaguera Art Gallery 19.0 SW Hispaniola
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 19.1 NW Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 21.2 NW Hispaniola
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 28.2 W Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The nearest region on Hispaniola to Laguna Grande Beach is El Juncal. This destination is just a mile and a half from the beach, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. El Juncal is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are.

You won't find any of the Dominican Republic's frequently visited hotels close to this beach, but if you're hoping to evade throngs of vacationers, the shortage of places to stay will surely be a welcomed sight.


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Panadería Guarino. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so a brief car or taxi trip is a convenient way to get there.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Laguna Grande Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Panadería Guarino (809) 584-2748 -- -- 4.7 mi. SSE
Rincón Español (809) 584-7716 Spanish -- 4.8 mi. SSE
Restaurante Nicol (809) 584-2176 Latin American Very Casual 4.8 mi. SSE
Cafeteraa Angela (809) 584-3015 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Aris Vladimir (809) 584-2792 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Comedor Nany Delicias (809) 584-2585 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Rinca3n De Nino (809) 584-1327 -- -- -- --
Cafeteria Comedor Los Hilarios (809) 584-3429 -- -- -- --
Luis Tostada (809) 584-3174 -- -- -- --
Mundo Pizza (809) 584-1991 Italian -- -- --
Pizza 2 Go (809) 584-2293 Italian -- -- --
Primitivo (809) 584-3621 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Laguna Grande Beach.

You might also enjoy Bonita Beach, found definitely within a car's reach. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, La Entrada Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it seven miles to the north.

You may also enjoy Gringo Beach, located just a cab ride away.

Perhaps Laguna Grande Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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